Ultimus’ Dedicated Managed Account (DMA) solution provides institutional investors and outsourced chief investment officers (OCIOs) with an improved investing experience that is entirely designed around an institutional investor’s specific needs. Through advanced technology and committed, experienced service teams, this completely customizable investing structure provides clients robust reporting and increased investment transparency and control, thereby reducing the cost of the underlying assets.
Enhancement of a Traditional Managed Account Structure
For institutional investors – such as pensions, endowments, fund of funds, and family offices – using managed accounts to invest is unquestionably the most efficient solution. However, since this structure can present significant operational and administrative burdens, it is often prohibitively expensive and impractical for asset owners and allocators to build and maintain the internal operational control environment, staff, technology, data infrastructure, and legal expertise necessary to effectively administer and manage a portfolio of managed accounts. This is where Ultimus comes in. Our open architecture DMA offering provides seamless integration of services to provide the controls, services, and granular reporting needed to manage complex investment decisions.
A Complete Solution
Our comprehensive DMA solution is designed to simplify your responsibilities and reduce your expenses. Rather than you having to coordinate with providers for individual service and technology services, we package it all into a total operational and infrastructure solution, which means your operations are smoother and you get critical information faster.
Customization and Cost Reduction
A DMA provides you the flexibility to negotiate strategy customization, investment guidelines, and management and performance fees with each underlying fund manager. Through this structure, fees from service providers such as custodians, administrators, and auditors, can also be reduced because of the scale the standardized platform offers. Underlying fund managers also typically cannot charge non-investment operating expenses, such as those related to marketing or technology, the way it can with a commingled fund.
The Ultimus Difference
Ultimus’ DMA solution provides these distinct services and benefits, among many others:
Coordination of account opening with custodians, Prime Brokers (PBs), and Future Commission Merchants (FCMs)
Secure operational control environment
Guideline and risk monitoring
Performance, risk, and guideline reporting
Ultimus’ DMA solution provides a structure specifically beneficial for:
The Ultimus Difference
At Ultimus, we invest in best-in-class technology and put our team of experienced, top quality professionals to work for you. We partner with you to learn the nuances and complexities of your business, how you define success, and how to work most effectively for you in order to provide you customized services throughout the entire lifecycle of your funds.